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swarovskiFounded in 1895, Swarovski has grown to be the world’s largest producer of precision cut crystals. Recently, Swarovski partnered with Maison Martin Margiela to create a collection of bold jewelry featuring stalactite shaped crystals. “What makes the Maison Martin Margiela Crystalactite for Swarovski totally unique is the fact that it is made using the pioneering Crystal Fusion technique, by which crystal is merged with matt white resin before it is cut, making gluing unnecessary. This is unprecedented, and the result is startlingly futuristic—an avant-garde and asymmetric beauty, inspired by the shape and structure of stalactites.”

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lynn-banI haven’t worked out the engineering of this cuff from Lynn Ban in polymer, but I see polymer replacing the ‘rumpled’ metal with fabric as the insert. HMMMMM!!! Lynn Ban’s website is members only…try the Google images for more inspiration from this ‘edgy’ artist.

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uno de 50Vacation is over, but I am still in a Charleston frame of mind…easy, breezy and carefree. I stumbled across an ad in a local paper for Graffito. They do not have a website, but I am certain you will find a world of inspiration on the Graffito Facebook page. Then you will be Doin’ the Charleston.

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mary katrantzouWhile the Greek drachma has not been in circulation for more than a decade, that did not stop Athens born Mary Katrantzou from using the drachma as the inspiration for a crystal mesh dress. BTW…at $44,640 it is sold out.

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Callixto is a Greek work meaning…MOST BEAUTIFUL. “Callixto is an online boutique dedicated to bringing together unique pieces of jewllery and other accessories from far-flung places, with a focus on originality, craftsmanship and beauty.  Set up by Sasha Dennig, Callixto represents her love of travel, jewellery and all of the treasures and trinkets she finds wherever she goes.”

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Eclectic…kitschy…not knowing when to stop… all describe Tarina Tarantino’s jewelry designs. ” A majority of Tarantino’s jewelry uses lucite, a type of plastic, as well as Swarovski crystals. Hearts, skulls and neon collars are all common themes in her creations. She has even collaborated with several historical companies, such as Barbie, Hello Kitty (Sanrio) and Alice in Wonderland (Disney), designing jewelry featuring the famous figures.”

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Early in his career, Pascal Mouawad, saw the internet as a venue to expand the family business. ” Under Pascal’s guidance, Mouawad USA’s division has emerged as a creative haven for artists and celebrities looking to create jewelry backed by the tradition, quality and heritage of the Mouawad brand.  Inspired by his grandfather who earned prestigious status as a choice jeweler to royalty across the world, Pascal brought an innovative twist to this family tradition by courting the glamorous ‘royalty’ of the modern day – iconic celebrities – with Mouawad’s renowned European traditions and craftsmanship. His creative vision came to fruition in 2000, when he partnered with Victoria’s Secret to design and build the most luxurious and expensive lingerie ever made, the multi-million dollar Fantasy Bra collection, covering some of the world’s sexiest supermodels in Mouawad diamonds for a record six straight years.”

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